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Penne with tuna, tomato and sweetcorn

 15 ratings

Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:25 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Penne with tuna, tomato and sweetcorn

This is a quick and easy recipe, which is great when you've had a busy day and want something fast and tasty for dinner.


About this recipe

A great recipe to use to increase portions of vegetables and fish in the diet


  • 300g penne pasta
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 6 medium fresh tomatoes
  • 150g / 5oz tinned sweetcorn
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 300g / 110z tuna canned in brine
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 1 small handful basil
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the penne pasta in boiling water according to the instructions on the packet
  2. Peel, wash and chop the red onion, tomato and basil, and drain the sweetcorn
  3. Heat the oil in the frying pan and cook the chopped onion for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft
  4. Stir in the fresh tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through and beginning to soften
  5. Drain the tuna
  6. Add the tuna, balsamic vinegar, sweetcorn and basil. Heat for 1 minute
  7. Stir in the pasta

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve

Serving suggestions

Serve with some wholemeal bread or bread roll

"If you prefer, you can replace the tuna with chicken"

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